Brian Bates worked for nearly 20 years in corporate America before he launched a career in standup comedy. His experience in the working world gives him a unique perspective on stage that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. Since launching his comedy career, he’s toured comedy clubs and theaters across America with national headliners like Henry Cho and Nate Bargatze. His experience as a comedian and his professional approach to the job guarantees everyone has a good time and walks away from the event happy. Brian can be heard daily on Laugh USA on Sirius satellite radio.
Perfect Timing is a monthly comedy game show that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville. The show is anchored by host Ben Sawyer (@SawyerComedy), with co-hosting/music by Sean Parrott (@SeanParrott) and Gary Fletcher (@GaryisYou) of the Grey Grays. Combining elements of classic game shows with comedic and local content, the show pits three teams of two against each other to win prizes and glory in front of a live audience. Unlike most game shows, however, PT makes the audience members part of the show by offering them the chance to vote on round winners and answer questions on stage!
For February, we have comics Brian Covington & Monty Mitchell going up against two of Nashville’s mightiest fitness outfits- Krank Nashville and Crave: The Fitness Factory!
Doors Open at 6:30; show starts at 7:30. Advanced tickets can be purchased at zanies.com or by calling Zanies’ Box Office at 615-269-0221. Tickets are $10.
More Information go to SawyerComedy.com/PerfectTiming. To keep up with us, follow Perfect timing on Twitter (@PTGameShow), or contact us at PerfectTimingShow@gmail.com.
EDITOR’S NOTE:Last month, Perfect Timing: A Live Comedy Game Show at Zanies Nashville was a blast. The comics (Joshua Wagner & Dusty Slay) were hilarious and Ben Sawyer did a great job hosting the thing, as always. The Grey Grays were fantastic — Sean Parrott & Gary Fletcher absolutely made the show, as far as I’m concerned. Their comments just killed me. SO FUN. Next one is tomorrow w/ Brian B Cov Covington & Monty Mitchell vs. some meat-heads from a gym somewhere. Don’t miss it.
Win FREE tickets to the “Sick of Stupid” Tour at Zanies 1/20/2016 with Tom Simmons, Stewart Huff and Cliff Cash!
“Sick of Stupid” is an intelligent, comedic look at all things southern. We believe that people are thirsty for an intelligent voice with a southern accent. “The South” is made up of Miami, Austin, Atlanta, The Research Triangle, New Orleans, Nashville and so many more wonderful, cultured, beautiful cities and those cities are full of intelligent, progressive young people who don’t want to grouped in with Duck Dynasty or Larry the Cable Guy. The south has somehow garnered a reputation that lumps us all into wearing camouflage and hating gay people. There exists a large portion of the population that doesn’t want to be lumped into those categories. Those folks are our demographic. We believe they will love what we have to say. We believe that the antithesis of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” is something that hasn’t been done yet and the first people to do it successfully can expect a windfall. Intelligent southern comedy exists. We aren’t the first to do it. It is a genre but it is a genre and a concept without an owner. No one has claimed it. No one has mastered it successfully and no one has branded it or taken it to the mainstream and pop. We believe we can be the guys to do just that.
Here’s more info about the comics in the show:
Tom Simmons was born in New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is married to the love of his life, Serena, for more than a decade. Together, they have a son named Owen. “We figured, that’s what we would be doing for the rest of our lives.” Before Owen’s birth in 2004, Tom and Serena toured the continent in their RV, devoted to perfecting Tom’s stage act and putting their relationship to the test. The Simmons now live in Greensboro, North Carolina, the “epicenter of comedy”, as Tom describes it with a huge grin. “We bought a house from the seventies, and there’s lots of work to do. All I need now is a husband.”
Winner 2009 San Francisco International Comedy Competition
Two time finalist at Boston Comedy Festival
Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival.
Comedy Central- Live at Gotham
Showtime- White Boyz in the Hood (pilot episode)
BET- Comic View (multiple seasons)
Bob and Tom radio show regular
Stewart Huff was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been performing comedy for over 15 years, beginning when he decided to drop out of college to become a writer. Currently touring theatres, comedy clubs and special events across the country, Huff reaches past the norm for his genuine — and genuinely unexpected — comedy. His knack for embracing the foibles of humanity and his refreshing originality make him as likeable as he is hilarious. A storyteller at heart, Huff continues to amaze with his clever material and personal wit.
Huff has performed in comedy clubs nationally and internationally, including the Improv in Los Angeles and New York, the Punchline in Atlanta and the Funny Bone in Omaha, as well as countless others.
A finalist in the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival, Huff was also invited to perform in the HBO Las Vegas Festival, where his act can be viewed on pay-per-view. He’s been featured in/on the Wall Street Journal, NPR and Nuvo and invited to festivals and conventions all over the country.
He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his girlfriend. There he drops off the various items he collects while on the road, including an antique barber chair, countless vintage photographs, and an extensive collection of LP’s. She likes this.
He is featured in the documentary Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages, which was released in Fall 2009.
Cliff Cash comes from the religious and conservative south and adds a new twist to stand-up that you won’t soon forget. Finding absurdities in everyday culture, media, politics and dogma; Cash draws comparisons that others miss. Whether it’s through one of his characters or voices, an angry rant or a satirical rap song, Cliff will make you question what you accept as normal.
A rising star on the comedy circuit, Cash is quickly climbing the ranks. He is featuring all over the country with multiple sets and hours of material, being accepted to the Cape Fear Comedy Festival three years in a row, the Norfolk Comedy Festival and winning Port City’s Top Comic 2013, Comedy Zone’s Almost Famous competition 2013 and chosen as one of 30 semifinalists nationwide in Comedy Central’s UpNext competition/talent search.
He’s opened for comedy all stars like Rory Scovel, Kyle Grooms, Todd Glass, Michael Che, Judah Freidlander, Moshe Kasher, Lachlan Patterson and many others. Cash has also recently been heard on XM radio and seen on Laughs tv show on FOX. Pull up a seat and enjoy the show because Cliff Cash has found his home in standup comedy.
The Sick of Stupid tour is doing ONE SHOW ONLY at Zanies Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 online, at the door or at 615-269-0221. However, Nashville StandUp has a handful of FREE tickets to give away! All you have to do to register to win a pair is fill out the form below. Winners will be notified either by email or via telepathy, whichever you get first.
Dan is doing the 9:45pm shows at Zanies Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12th. Tickets are $15 online, at the door or at 615-269-0221. However, Nashville StandUp has a handful of FREE tickets to give away! All you have to do to register to win a pair is fill out the form below. Winners will be notified either by email or via telepathy, whichever you get first.